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Off-Highway Vehicle Grant
updated: Mar 11, 2017, 9:17 AM

Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Nature of Incident: Off-Highway Vehicle Grant

Location: Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

Date & Time: March 10, 2017

Unit(s) Responsible: West County Patrol Services/Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

Narrative: The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station, is applying for a grant from the California State Park Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. The 2017 State Parks grant budget is anticipated to be about $5,200,000 designated for distribution to law enforcement agencies within the state. The Sheriff's Office is seeking approximately $78,070 of the designated funds.

The Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station jurisdictional area is approximately 610 square miles in the northern backcountry of Ventura County. This includes areas of the Los Padres National Forest and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area. These areas include approximately 300 miles of dedicated recreational Off- Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails. Deputies assigned to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station regularly patrol these OHV areas and are subject to call outs for OHV related collisions and search and rescue calls for service.

The funds being sought will enable deputies to establish off-highway patrols in an effort to provide information and education, as well as enforcement actions as needed. The grant application can be viewed and your comment(s) can be submitted at the California State Parks OHV Division website www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Comments can be made from March 7, 2017 through April 3, 2017.

 

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